By Tim Leeds
Senior volunteers were honored at a breakfast on Saturday, April 8, at the senior center.
More than 100 volunteers attended the appreciation event, along with several station supervisors.
After the meal, Shelley and Gary Grant presented a collection of hats and the history of hats, following the event's theme, "Hats off to volunteers." She showed her collection of more than 200 hats, and he presented his own collection as well.
Drawings for more than 40 door prizes were also held at the event.
Members of the Girl Scouts helped serve tea and coffee at the breakfast, members of HELP worked in the kitchen and aided in the cleanup, and the center's kitchen staff also helped with the breakfast.
Many area businesses and organizations made donations for the event. Among the donators were Ben Franklin Crafts, Herbergers, Kmart, The Petal Pusher, The Wooden Heart, Milam Floral, the Downtown Nursery, the Havre-Hill County Library, MSU-Northern and the Havre City Court.
Alison Hecker, RSVP director, said they like to show their appreciation of all their volunteers, regardless of how much time they are able to volunteer, by holding an annual event for them. She said they try to do something a little different every year. This is the first year the event has been a breakfast.
Hecker said there are almost 300 volunteers in the RSVP. She said they are kept year busy year round with activities at the hospital, the library, the senior center, the food bank and at the soup kitchens, doing mailings for organizations, and more.
Hecker said anyone age 55 or older is eligible to join the organization, and new volunteers are always welcome.